DeMar Robison Family Reunion
Gwen Falkenburg Belin organised a Robison family reunion April 2009 in Elko, Nevada, when members of the family visited DeMar Robison to celebrate his 89th birthday. The reunion was attended by 28 of his nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews from Wyoming, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada. Below are some of those who took part, photos Janet Jares.
Demar Stanley Robison (known as Robbie) passed away May 15, 2011 in Elko, Nevada 91 years old.
“Demar was born April 7, 1920, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to James Stanley and Sophia Harder Robison. Raised in Gandy, UT, and Ely, NV, he moved to Elko in 1956 where he has made his home. He was a World War II veteran and worked for many years as a mechanic. In his later years he was a frequent participant at the Elko Senior Center. Demar was preceded in death by his wife, Olive McKenzie Stewart and sisters Veva Dekker, Arlene Falkenburg, Nina Weber, and Jessie Fisher. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and burial will be held in Garrison, Utah at a later date.”
Published in Elko Daily May 2011
Some tributes from the Guest Book
“Robbie was a great friend of mine and my family’s for many years. He taught me how to fish at Ruby Marshes and I spent many happy summer days and weekends at Shantytown and exploring north eastern Nevada with Robbie, Olive and their black lab Ebony Tyke. He was a true gentleman and a sweet soul and I will always be grateful for having him take me under his wing while growing up.” Colleen McMullen
“Dear Robbie was a great part of our family and we think of him with so many fond memories. He was a gentle giant, always willing to help anyone and – always a gentleman. He had two wonderful women in his life. He was kind and with a ready smile when you saw him. His was a life well lived and his friends will all miss him. We should all be so lucky to have a Robbie in our life…” Kay McMullen
Janice Moote has written Demar’s Story, which you can read here.
Demar was a very unassuming person and declined a burial service. His ashes were buried in Garrison Cemetery by members of the family.